I can't remember when I was so particularly sad when an artist died or a celebrity. My feeling of loss has been all week and is up there with my mourning for Kurt Cobain and Princess Di.
Columnist Mike Morford at the San Francisco Chronicle posted a group of save-worthy links about David Foster Wallace.
Here is Time magazine.
Here is the Guardian UK.
Here is DFW's delightful 2006 New York Times piece on Roger Federer
and also "Host," his fantastic 2005 piece about right-wing hate radio, from the Atlantic.
Here is Wallace interviewed on Charlie Rose from about ten years ago.
And here is a huge obit roundup on the DFW fan site, Howling Fantods.
This one is tough...McSweeney's has a terrific page of memories and tributes from fellow writers and former students of Wallace's from Pomona College.
DFW's now-portentous 2005 commencement address at Ohio's Kenyon College is being re-posted everywhere, and is just terrifically worthy of your time, if you're so inclined.
Finally, Harper's magazine has graciously posted every DFW piece they ever ran, in PDF, including the famed "Shipping Out." Reading it again now, the reality seems even truer, even more heartbreaking, than ever: The world of words just won't be the same without him.